Our charge for ghostwriting your memoir.
Except for work with our founding writer, Denis Ledoux, your memoir writing fee is $80/hour for manuscript ghostwriting and telephone consultations. Ghostwriting and consultations with Denis Ledoux are billed at $95/hour.
We have long debated which is most advantageous to the quality of memoir: billing by the page or by the hour?
Billing by the page has built-in problems. It encourages a rush in the process as the writer is compensated for how quickly s/he writes rather than by how well. If the writer can produce a page in one hour instead of in 90 minutes, s/he will be the better paid. We realize other ghostwriting companies bill by the page, but we at The Memoir Network don’t feel that per-page billing is fair to the person who commissions a memoir. You have a right to have a shot at the best writing possible.
Working by the hour encourages the writer to commit to quality writing and it stimulates the person who commissioned the memoir to prepare for interviews, to send materials and documents to the ghostwriter in a timely fashion, and to be more active in the editing process. In this way, both writer and subject are best served by hourly billing — and we believe the greater commitment on both sides can lead to a less expensive memoir.
When ghostwriting we always bill by the minute. It’s to your advantage—you will be charged only for the time spent on your project, since we measure in such small increments.
There is no charge for an initial ghostwriting consultation by phone.
We bill weekly for time spent on your ghostwriting project. At the outset of the project, you can stipulate the number of hours you would like us to work on your project each week.
Ghostwriting work will only be undertaken for clients whose accounts are up to date.